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Bricklayer
Also known as Blocklayer.
Lays bricks, pre-cut stone and other types of building blocks in mortar to construct and repair walls, partitions, arches and other structures. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 5,500

What does a Bricklayer do?

  • studying plans and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures
  • erecting and dismantling restricted height scaffolding
  • sealing foundations with damp-resistant materials and spreading layers of mortar to serve as base and binder for blocks using trowels
  • laying bricks in rows, designs and shapes, and spreading mortar between joints
  • embedding blocks in mortar and removing excess mortar
  • checking vertical and horizontal alignment
  • cutting, shaping and polishing stones and bricks using machines and hand tools, and shaping bricks to fit irregular spaces
  • repairing and maintaining bricks, cement blocks and related structures
  • designing and cutting monumental masonry and lettering

Specialisations

  • Arch Builder
  • Chimney Builder
  • Refractory Bricklayer
  • Retort Setter (Bricklaying)
  • Tuckpointer

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